Official names have been announced for the virus responsible for COVID-19 (previously known as “2019 novel coronavirus”) and the disease it causes.  The official names are: Disease  coronavirus disease  (COVID-19) Virus  severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Why do the virus and the disease have different names?  Viruses, and the […]

“HIV/AIDS has no cure,” is a global truism. Much as the statement says nothing new and interesting, it has been the springboard of a global challenge. It has challenged the ingenuity of many scientists, politicians, social workers, religious leaders and lawmakers, in the bid to combat the pandemic. My major […]